IDA Past President Video Series


IDA’s Historical Archives Committee took on the task of videotaping interviews of all the previous IDA Presidents who are still alive. A previous Vice-president, Louisa Moats, was also interviewed.  The interviews were carried out at the 2012 Annual Conference in Baltimore. Members of the committee carried out the interviews. They are: Wilson Anderson, Karen Dakin, Marcia Henry, Amy Lawrence, Martha Renner, and Mark Westervelt. Mark provided the technical support for the videotaping. The videos, starting with Drake Duane, MD., will appear each month in The Examiner.

Thank you to all who made these videos, so rich in IDA history, as well as rich in the history of the field of dyslexia, possible.


Drake Duane Video ImageDrake Duane, M.D.
IDA President from 1976-1980
Interviewed by Marcia Henry, Ph.D.

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C. Wilson Anderson, M.A.T.Wilson Anderson Interview Screenshot
IDA President from 1988-1992
Interviewed by Marcia Henry, Ph.D.

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Marcia Henry, Ph.D.Marcia Henry Interview Screenshot
IDA President from 1992-1996
Interviewed by Martha Renner

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Gordon Sherman Interview ScreenshotGordon Sherman, Ph.D.
IDA President from 1996-1999
Interviewed by Georgette Dickman

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Harley Tomey Interview ScreenshotHarley A. Tomey, III
IDA President from 2000-2002
Interviewed by Mark Westervelt

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Nancy Hennessy Interview ScreenshotNancy Hennessy, M.Ed.
IDA President from 2003-2005
Interviewed by Emerson Dickman

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Emerson Dickman Interview ScreenshotG. Emerson Dickman, III, J.D.
IDA President from 2006-2008
Interviewed by Karen Dakin

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Guinevere Eden Interview ScreenshotGuinevere Eden, D.Phil.
IDA President from 2009-2011
Interviewed by Karen Dakin

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Louisa Moats Interview ScreenshotLouisa Moats, Ed.D.
IDA Vice President from 2008-2010
Interview by Karen Dakin

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Below is a list of all IDA Past Presidents:

June Lyday Orton, 1949-1960
Sally B. Childs, 1960-1964
Margaret Byrd Rawson, 1964-1968
Roger E. Saunders, 1968-1974
N. Dale Bryant, Ph.D., 1974-1976
Drake D. Duane, M.D., 1976-1980
William Ellis, 1980-1984
Sylvia Onesti Richardson, M.D., 1984-1988
C. Wilson Anderson, Jr., M.A.T., 1988-1992
Marcia K. Henry, Ph.D., 1992-1996
Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., 1996-1999
Harley A. Tomey, III, 2000-2002
Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed., 2003-2005
G. Emerson Dickman, III, J.D., 2006-2008
Guinevere Eden, D. Phil, 2009-2011
Eric Tridas, M.D., 2012-2014
Hal Malchow, 2014-present